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Zanskar Trek, 15 Nights 16 Days
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Zanskar Trek

  • Day 01 Delhi to Leh (3500m)

    Early morning transfer to domestic airport for you early morning connecting flight to Ladakh. This spectacular mountain flight takes about 70 minutes to Leh.

    Arrive and transfer to Ladakhi style hotel. Today is for rest and acclimatization and evening visit the Tibetan Bazar. Explore the Indus valley & the great monasteries. Landmarks of history & Landscape of ladakhs. O/N hotel  leh.

  • Day 02 Leh Local Sightseeing

    In the morning , Excursion to Stok and Matho located on the other side of Indus . back to leh  and we could see near the city of the small monastery Sankar (Gelugpa) where you can walk through the countryside. Stop at the Shanti Stupa, inaugurated in 1985 by HH The Dalai Lama, And Built by a Japanese order a peace activist in the World. O/N HotelOvernight Leh.

  • Day 03 Drive Leh to Kargil(2180m). 8-9hrs

    After early breakfast leave for Kargil, en-route visiting  Magnetic Point and the 11th century Alchi Choskor, the oldest surviving monastic complex of the region and famous for its paintings and architecture. Thereafter, drive on to Lamayuru, and stop here for lunch and sightseeing of the dramatic located Lamayuru Monastery. Later, drive to Kargil, Stopping at Mulbik (40 kms. Shot of Kargil) to admire the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha standing on the roadside.

    Overnight hotel Kargil.

  • Day 04 Drive Kargil to Rangdum (3650m) 8-9 hrs

    Post breakfast, In the morning drive towards Rangdum.  Rangdum Village is an elliptical expanded plateau that is situated midway between Kargil and Padum. Located 130 km south-east of Kargil, in the beautiful Suru Valley in Leh District, Rangdum is surrounded by steep hills, pastures, streams and rocky mountains. Being the farthest region of the Suru Valley at an altitude of 3657 meters, it has evolved with a wild beauty. This isolated place is known for an old monastery, which is one of the most revered Buddhist places in Leh-Ladakh.

    Upon arrival at Rangdum we check in at our Overnight in Rangdum

  • Day 05 Drive Rangdum to Karsha (3500m) 6-7 hrs

    After breakfast drive towards Karsha. The Karsha Monastery of Ladakh is situated in the Karsha village of the Zanskar region (9 km long link road, across an iron bridge over the Stod river). Built picturesquely along the steeply rising mountainside above Karsha village, the monastery can be seen from far.

    Overnight Camp.

  • Day 06 Trek to Pisshu (3500m) 4-5 hrs.

    A longer walk today through harsh terrain. The trail begins by skirting terraces of barley and continues to the edge of the plain of Padum. After crossing the pastures of Rinam (3550m), we continue to Pishu, a poverty stricken settlement.

    Overnight Camp.

  • Day 07 Trek to Hanumil (3300m) 5-6 hrs

    Todays walk to the base of the climb towards the Parfi La, the first high pass on the walk. The trail climbs and descends frequently until reaching a sandy terrace leading upto the houses of Pidmo (3300m). We continue further along the river to Hanumil at the mouth of a fine rocky gorge.

    Overnight Camp.

  • Day 08 Trek to Snertse (3800m) 7 hrs

    A long and exhausting stage of the trek, leading to the edge of the impassable gorges of the Zanskar river. To avoid them, we climb the Parfi La (3950m) and the Snertse La (3800m) successively.

    Camp at Snertse.

  • Day 09 Trek to Lingshed (4000m) 7 hrs

    Another long day on the trail. The trail climbs through an increasingly charming setting, crossing back and forth over mountain streams a number of times. We climb over the Hanuma La (4877m) which provides great views of Lingshed. We descend again and climb upto the summit of Chapskang (4100m) before descending to the campsite.

  • Day 10 Trek to base of Sengge La (4500m) 5-6 hrs.

    The trail runs up a rise to reach Lingshed monastery at the base of a colorful rocky precipice. We climb over Nekutsi La (4250m) and descend to the houses of Chumpado Gongma (3900m). Another steep climb takes us over the Kuba La (4400m) from where the trail continues along a slope.

    Overnight Camp.

  • Day 11 Trek to Photoksar (4100m) 7-8 hrs

    This is a very long stage over the highest pass on the trek but is of great interest because of the views. Continue uphill to the Sengge La (Col of the Lion) at 5060m. The trail then descends a slope to a chorten from where it climbs briefly to Bumitse la (4450m). A steep descent leads us to the plains of Photoksar.

    Camp overnight.

  • Day 12 Trek to Hanupata (4100m) 5 hrs.

    We leave the valley bottom and venture into a solitary valley climbing across a steep slope that leads to Sisir La (4900m). Descend beyond it along a new trail crossing a bridge over the waters of Spandang Tokpo. Continue along a slope to reach camp at Hanupata.

  • Day 13 Trek to Phanjila (3300m) 5 hrs

    Continue in the valley as it becomes increasingly narrow, giving way to a daunting gorge three kilometers in length. At the end of the gorge lies Phanjila.

    Camp overnight.

  • Day 14 Trek to Lamayuru (3500m) 6 hrs

    The last day of the walk reaches one of the most interesting monasteries in Ladakh at Wanla having some magnificent frescos. Climb upto the houses of Shila and continue along a steep valley that leads to Prinkiti La (3850m). A descent leads to a mountain stream, from where it is a short climb to Lamayuru. Visit monastery and overnight Camp.

  • Day 15 Drive Lamayuru to Leh (3500m)

    Overnight Hotel.

  • Day 16 In Leh (3500m)

    Overnight Hotel.

  • Costing


    Per person

    Service Tax

    Minimum 2-4 person

    1450 USD Nett